The Pianist (2002) (R)
Music was his passion. Survival was his masterpiece.
Budget: $35,000,000
Revenue: $120,072,577
Genres: Drama, War

The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.